Australia is one of the best cricket teams in the world. Australia has won five ODI World Cups and one T20 World Cup. Australia has dominated each team it has played with. South Africa is the most underrated team in cricket history because, many times, luck is never on their side. Australia and South Africa have been in many T20I matches, and there have been many records made during these matches. In this article, we will look at the top 10 batters with the most runs in Australian and South African T20I matches.
1. Steve Smith – 225
Smith is considered an excellent batter of the present era. Smith has made his name in the current day cricket with fantastic technique. Smith has played in 9 T20I matches against South Africa and has scored 225 runs in them. Smith’s highest score in T20I against South Africa is 45.
2. Faf du Plessis – 226
Faf du Plessis is the most fittest and athletic guy on the South African National team. Faf has impressed everyone with his fantastic batting skills and destructive opening. Faf has been a part of 9 T20I games against Australia and has scored 226 runs in them. His highest score in T20I against Australia is 79.
3. Cameron White – 254
Cameron White has immense talent for cricket in every aspect, batting, bowling and fielding. Cameron has amazed everyone with his batting performances. Cameron has been a part of 11 games against South Africa in T20I and has scored 254 runs in them. His highest score against South Africa in T20Is is 41*.
4. David Miller – 257
David Miller is the best finisher the South African national team has ever produced. Miller helped his team with his attacking batting and finishing whenever needed. David has made his name as a South African cricket legend. Miller has played 15 matches and has scored 257 runs at a strike rate of 116.81. His highest score in a T20I against Australia is 53*.
5. Aaron Finch – 295
Aaron Finch is a former captain and a fantastic batter for the Australian National team. Aaron was famous because of his destructive batting. Finch has been a part of 12 matches against South Africa in T20Is and has scored 295 runs in them. His highest score in T20I against South Africa is 55.
6. Shane Watson – 296
Shane Watson is considered the best all-rounder that has played for Australia. Shane has proved his importance by playing crucial knocks and bowling especially when needed. Shane has been a part of 10 T20I games against South Africa, and has scored 296 runs. Shane has two fifties against South Africa in T20Is and his highest score is 70.
7. Mitchell Marsh – 318
Mitchell Marsh is a fantastic all-rounder that Australia has in current times. Marsh helps his team by both batting and bowling. Marsh has played 11 games against South Africa in T20Is and has scored 318 runs. Marsh has scored these runs at an average of 45.42, the highest on this list. Marsh also has an incredible strike rate of 156.65 against South Africa in T20I.
8. Quinton de Cock – 358
Quinton de Cock is a wicketkeeper and opening batter for South Africa who has amazed everyone with his batting as well as captaining skills. QDK has many records for the South African team and has been a crucial part of the team since 2015. QDK has played 13 games against Australia in T20Is and scored 358 runs. QDK has one fifty against Australia.
9. JP Duminy – 378
JP Duminy is a very underrated all-rounder for South Africa. JP played for South Africa from 2004 to 2019 and helped his team many times. JP is a classy left-handed batter. JP has been a part of 15 T20I games against Australia and has scored 378 runs in them. JP has three fifties against Australia in T20I.
10. David Warner – 471
The Number one on this list is a stunning left-handed opener from Australia, David Warner. David is a vital player for Australia in very format. David is known for their destructive and unique batting technique, which has helped him make a name in cricket. David played 15 T20I matches against South Africa and has scored 471 runs in them.